The Appleton Library relies on regular volunteer staff to ensure we are open twenty-one hours a week, including two evenings.  Without the support of our committed volunteers, this vital community resource could not continue. 

Please consider volunteering for a shift or portion of a shift.  Ask our staff or give us a call at 207-785-5656.

Gifts to the Library

The Appleton Library is primarily financed by contributions, grants, and special events, with some funding from the Town of Appleton. Please consider donating to Appleton Library, a 501(c)3 entity, online or by check, All donations are tax deductible.

When shopping online, please use: smile.amazon.com.

Since we can not do our Souper Supper fundraiser this year, our volunteers would like to create a Souper Supper Cookbook and we need your help! Please send your favorite soup recipe to us at appleton.library.recipes@gmail.com, drop it in our book return or use this form. Feel free to include a brief story or memory about the recipe. 

Announcements & Events

All in-person events are suspended until further notice 

To keep up with all the Library Happenings, read past issues or subscribe to our newsletter.  

As part of our phased re-opening plan, the Appleton Library will be open for in-person visits on Thursdays from 6-8 pm and Saturdays from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. 

Before visiting the library, please review these COVID-19 guidelines.

We are still offering curbside pickup! Requested items will be ready to pick up on Tuesdays from 10 am-noon, Thursdays from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, and Saturdays from 10 am-1 pm depending on when the request is made. 

You can request items using the Curbside request form, emailing appletonlibrarystaff@gmail.com, or calling the library at 207-785-5656.  

Items can be returned in the blue drop box outside the library entrance. Any overdue fees will be waived.

**NEW** Looking for something new to read? Have you read something you would like to recommend to others? Check out our new Book Recommendations page!

Click Here for other Community Events happening at the library!

**Library sponsorship of, or permission to hold, any meeting, presentation or other use of any facility does not mean that the library supports, endorses, or advocates any view expressed therein.**

Library Services

The Appleton Library proudly offers a large variety of books, movies, audiobooks, and reference materials for Adults, Juniors, and Young Children.  

Click the above link to view the Appleton Library Collection.  First time users, you will be prompted to type in "Appleton Library."  No password is necessary.

Submit request for Curbside Pickup!

Request Interlibrary Loan

We offer:

News & Events

  • Free access to Ancestry.com
  • Collection of 10,000+ items
  • Maine Collection
  • Camden Conference Collections
  • InterLibrary Loan (ILL)
  • Growing collection of periodicals
  • Children’s story hour
  • Summer reading program
  • DVDs, CDS and VHS tapes
  • Audiobooks
  • eBook & Audio Download
  • Activity Packs
  • American Girl doll and accessories
  • Telescope
  • Kindle
  • Public Computers, printer and copier
  • Seed catalogue
  • Appliance Electricity Monitors
  • Community Meeting Room for events
  • Community & Children’s Gardens
  • Community Jigsaw puzzle
Bottle Donations

​​Bags of returnables can be labeled as Appleton Library donations and dropped off at the Burkettville General Store. 

Book & Puzzle Sales

Peruse our ongoing Book & Puzzle Sale tables.  Our selection is ever changing.  Prices for the new and gently used books are: $2-hard cover, $1-paperback, and 50¢ for small books. Puzzles are $1 or bring one in to trade. This remains our most frequent and consistent fundraising event.
Please consider donating new books or gently used books to our collection and Book Sales table.  Drop off your donation at our Circulation Desk.  We will provide a donation receipt upon request.

2916 Sennebec Road, Appleton, Maine  04862       207-785-5656

Mildred Stevens Williams

Memorial Library

2916 Sennebec Road 

Appleton, ME  04862     


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Our Mission
The Mildred Stevens Williams Memorial Library provides free library services for all members of our community, offering print and non-print materials, computer access, literary programs for children and adults, and facilities for educational, charitable, cultural and artistic endeavors thereby encouraging a love of reading and learning for all.

Special Announcements

2020 marks the 10th year we have been serving the Appleton community from our new building!

Please consider making a tax deductible donation to support the library in carrying out it's mission.

Donations can be made by mail or online.

 New Hours (fall 2020)

Tues:   Curbside Pickup

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Thur: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Sat:   10:00 am - 1:00 pm